supersymmetry
2014 >>
supersymmetry presents an artistic vision of the reality of nature through an immersive and sensory experience.
This project is a series of work conceived as installation versions of the performance work “superposition” (2012-) and as a platform to update the process and outcome of a residency during 2014-15 at CERN in Geneva, the largest centre in the world for particle physics.

In particle physics, supersymmetry is a proposed extension of space-time symmetry that relates two basic classes of elementary particles: boson and fermion, and predicts a partner particle in the Standard Model, to help explain why particles have mass. The Standard Model has worked beautifully to predict what experiments have shown so far about the basic building blocks of matter, but physicists recognise that it is incomplete. supersymmetry is an extension of the Standard Model that aims to fill some of the gaps. It predicts a partner particle in the Standard Model. These new particle would solve a major problem with the Standard Model - fixing the mass of the Higgs boson. If the theory is correct, supersymmetric particles should appear in collisions at the LHC of CERN, Geneva.

photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
materials 40 DLP projectors, 41 computers, loud speakers
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W12.0 x H4.0 x D25.0 m)
date | place
APR 2 - JUN 1, 2014 Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), Yamaguchi, JP
JUN 27 - SEP 21, 2014 le lieu unique Nantes, FR
APR 24 - MAY 31, 2015 The Vinyl Factory, London, UK
DEC 11, 2015 - FEB 28, 2016 KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, EE
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda

in collaboration with
programming, computer graphics: Norimichi Hirakawa
programming, computer graphics, computer system design, technical management: Tomonaga Tokuyama
programming, computer graphics: Yoshito Onishi

curator: Kazunao Abe (YCAM), Patrick Gyger (le lieu unique)

co-developed with YCAM InterLab
cooperated by Gallery Koyanagi
equipment cooperation: Mix Wave, Inc., Bell-Park Co., Ltd.

co-produced by
Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)
le lieu unique, scène nationale de Nantes
Ryoji Ikeda Studio

photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
dimensions W12.5 × D12.5 × H80.0 cm (each)
date | place
APR 2 - JUN 1, 2014 Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), Yamaguchi, JP
JUN 27 - SEP 21, 2014 le lieu unique, Nantes, FR
APR 24 - MAY 31, 2015 The Vinyl Factory, London, UK
DEC 11, 2015 - FEB 28, 2016 KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, EE
credits

programming, computer graphics: Ryoji Ikeda

in collaboration with
programming, computer graphics, mechanics/optics/device design, technical management: Norimichi Hirakawa
programming, computer graphics, computer system design: Tomonaga Tokuyama
programming, computer graphics, electronics design: Yoshito Onishi

curator: Kazunao Abe (YCAM), Patrick Gyger (le lieu unique)

co-developed with YCAM InterLab
cooperated by Gallery Koyanagi

co-produced by
Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)
le lieu unique, scène nationale de Nantes
Ryoji Ikeda Studio